“The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.” ~ Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari Computer
I know true entrepreneurs. I love them. They move to action decisively. That critical ability to generate ideas and act on them quickly is a true separation. It creates energy, momentum and something out of nothing.
It’s creativity in action when you see entrepreneurship.
I like to play things loose and see what happens. I like to generate ideas, lots of them. And I turn those ideas into movement. I like to get the universe to react from some action I create. It is what works for my entrepreneurship by doing something quickly and clearly.
Most of my ideas are not perfect. But action helps perfect the concepts. Here are some ways I start the process of moving from ideas to action in my entrepreneurial approach:
- Sharing my idea with my audience and looking for reactions
- Tapping my network and starting conversations
- Building requirements documents
- Booking a meeting with a person that can move my idea forward
- Finding a platform to start posting, positioning and engaging
- Opening a loop so I get dissatisfied
- Closing a deal
- Creating a new service offering and pitching it
I like the challenge of making ideas happen, and the more action that is clear, the more fun it becomes to create value in the world.
There are so many resources, technology and people to make entrepreneurship happen. Leading is the key, and that starts with Nolan Bushnell’s insight that action is a critical habit. Anything short of that is simply dreaming.